Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
Welcome to the portal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) at Georgia Southern. SoTL programs are sponsored, supported, and facilitated by Georgia Southern’s Faculty Center.
What is SoTL?
For faculty engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL)
“SoTL differs from scholarly and reflective teaching in that it not only involves questioning one’s teaching or a teaching strategy, but also formally gathering and exploring evidence, researching the literature, refining and testing practices, and finally going public. The purpose of SoTL is not just to make an impact on student learning, but through formal, peer-reviewed communication, to contribute to the larger knowledge base on teaching and learning.”(Bishop-Clark and Dietz-Uhler, 2012)
SoTL at Georgia Southern University
One of the most significant ways in which the Faculty Center can help advance professional development is through supporting faculty research in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). The Faculty Center supports SoTL through
- annual Outstanding SoTL Scholar and SoTL Mentors Program,
- SoTL learning communities
- International Journal on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ijSoTL), and
- SoTL Commons conference.
Faculty from around the world present research findings at the annual SoTL Commons Conference hosted by Georgia Southern.
The SoTL Leadership Team is comprised of Georgia Southern faculty who are actively engaged in SoTL at the local, national, and international level. Its primary purpose is to collaborate with the Faculty Center in guiding, supporting, and assessing the “SoTL at Georgia Southern” initiative.